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Flood: Kebbi spends N33m on clearing of drains, waterways

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu

The General Manager, Kebbi Urban Development Authority (KUDA), Malami Muhammad Shekare, on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 said it had expended N33 million on evacuation of drains and clearing of waterways in the state. Shekare told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi that the exercise was part of efforts to prevent flooding in the state. He said the ...

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Benue approves construction of four dumpsites

Olusosun dumpsite

The Benue State Government has approved the construction of four additional refuse dumpsites across the state in the bid to ease evacuation of wastes being generated daily. Mr Andrew Chile, the General Manager, Benue State Environmental Sanitation Agency (BENSESA), stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, August 26, 2018 in Makurdi, the state ...

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NESREA tasks producers on waste management

Dr. Lawrence Anuka

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) has urged producers to ensure that their process and post-consumption waste are properly managed. The Lagos State Coordinator, NESREA, Mr Nosa Aigbedion, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, August 23, 2018 in Lagos that proper disposal would ensure a cleaner and healthier environment. Aigbedion said that there was ...

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Lagos opens new transfer loading stations to address waste disposal challenges

Babatunde Durosimi-Etti

The Lagos State Government says it has opened two more Transfer Loading Stations (TLS) for effective waste management. Mr Adebola Shabi, the Special Adviser on Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 that the two loading stations are located at Odaleke and Agunlejika areas of the state. TLS is a building ...

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Plastic pollution: Firms urged to switch to biodegradable polymers

Plastic pollution

A retired don, Prof. Oladele Osibanjo, has said that the ultimate solution to curbing plastic waste is for firms generating them to switch from non-biodegradable polymers to biodegradable polymers. Osibanjo, a retired Professor of Chemistry, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in Lagos. He noted that food and beverages ...

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Aba residents decry citizens’ poor attitude to environmental cleanliness

Abia State

Some residents of Aba have called on the Abia State Government to provide more refuse buckets in the city to curtail indiscriminate refuse dumping to reduce flooding in the city after rainfall. The residents, in interviews with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, decried the poor attitude of the people to the environment and call for ...

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Lagos urges residents on environment protection during Sallah

Babatunde Durosimi-Etti

The Lagos State Government on Friday, August 17, 2018 urged residents to be mindful of the environment, as they celebrate the Eld-el-Kabir festival. Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Babatunde Durosinmi-Etti, said in a statement that it was necessary to enlighten Lagosians to show utmost love for their environment, even as they celebrate. The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, August 21 ...

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Governments urged to train youths in waste management

Prof. Oladele Osibanjo

A waste manager, Prof. Dele Osibanjo, on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 advised the three tiers of government to be involved in the training of youths in waste management. Osibanjo, the President, Waste Management Society of Nigeria (WAMASON), gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. “Let the various levels of government get involved ...

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Firms urged to curb plastic pollution through recycling

Plastic pollution

The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) on Sunday, August 12, 2019 urged companies manufacturing Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) to save the environment from plastic pollution through recycling. Mrs Abidemi Balogun, NCF’s Senior Conservation Officer, Environmental Education, gave the charge in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. The consultant also appealed to multinational companies to join the ...

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‘Indiscriminate dumping of wastes harmful to health’

Waste disposal

The Irepodun Local Government Authority in Kwara State on Sunday, August 5, 2018 expressed concern on the dangers associated with indiscriminate dumping of waste in public places on human and the environment. Mrs Mary Abejide, Head, Environmental Unit at the council, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Omu-Aran that the sad development was posing great risk to the remote ...

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